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Fargo family raises money for toddler’s medical expenses

"It's been a hardship, we had a very complicated pregnancy and then the loss of our son Carter, but we just try to focus on Brooks and keeping him healthy."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo couple is calling on people’s support for help with their son’s medical challenges. With the help of Lend a Hand Up, Dakota Medical Foundation and Drumconrath Brewing Company, the Thiesen family is hoping for community support at their Brews for Brooks fundraiser. “We’re having a benefit for my son Brooks, who’s been having some…

Mayo Clinic joins others in requiring worker vaccinations

Mayo ClinicROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic says it will require employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by mid-September, becoming one of the latest health systems to do so as delta variant cases rise around the country. The Rochester-based medical system says the “vast majority” of its employees are already vaccinated. But it says all employees must be fully vaccinated…

Mayo Clinic sued in alleged snooping of nude patient photos

Mayo ClinicROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic faces lawsuits from three female patients who say a former surgery resident viewed nude photographs of them in their medical records. The lawsuits claim 28-year-old Ahmad Alsughayer had no reason to go into the patients’ files. Alsughayer allegedly viewed records of more than 1,600 patients. He was charged in April with one count of…

East Grand Forks Police Detective in need of heart transplant

Sergeant Tony Hart was diagnosed with heart disease in 2008 and is receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (KVRR) – East Grand Forks Police Det. Tony Hart has been in the line of duty for quite some time, but for the last few weeks, he’s been in arguably the biggest fight of his life. “Earlier this fall, Tony started to have some health issues,” East Grand Forks Police Chief Michael Hedlund said. “He wasn’t…

Minnesota reaches goal of being capable to administer 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day

The ability to do so is thanks to those at The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic

MINNESOTA — In April, Governor Tim Walz set a goal of being able to test 20,000 people per day in Minnesota by early June. As of Monday, that goal has been reached. “The reason we reached those goals was not me and me alone,” said Walz. “It was about a collaboration amongst our great institutions like The University of Minnesota,…

Minnesota reaches milestone of 20,000 daily COVID-19 test capacity

The state has completed a total of 592,955 tests to date.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota has reached its goal of completing 20,000 COVID-19 tests daily. Gov. Tim Walz announced the milestone during a press conference on Monday. Walz also said the state has completed a total of 592,955 tests to date. The Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota were major components to reaching the goal. Both sites are not able to…

2nd Lady says VP Pence wasn’t aware of mask policy during Mayo Clinic tour

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Second Lady Karen Pence says in a Fox and Friends interview that her husband, Vice President Mike Pence, didn’t know about Mayo Clinic’s mask policy while at the facility. “It was actually after he left Mayo Clinic that he found out they had a policy asking everyone to wear a mask. So, someone who’s…

VP Mike Pence doesn’t wear mask during tour of Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Vice President Mike Pence tours Mayo Clinic to see how doctors are treating the coronavirus. Pence visited with people who recovered from Covid-19 and are donating plasma. The hope is the antibodies from the patients will help defeat the virus in those getting a transfusion. Pence thanks the clinic for what he says leading on this treatment….

Essentia Health Launches Serology Testing

The Serology tests will be sent to Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health has begun serology testing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Serology testing will help determine if someone has had recent or prior infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. According to Essentia Health physician Dr. Elena Rodgers-Rieger, serology testing is “a blood-based test that looks for the presence of antibodies, which are produced by the immune…